This 3 strand workshop is conducted over 3 consecutive days, June 10th to the 12th.  We aid schools with computing and coding CPD teacher training. This training is conducted onsite, upon completion teachers will have an understanding of the individual strands to be delivered. We supply appropriate syllabus which can be directly aligned to the JC Short Coding course or used independently for class lessons. If you would like to make an inquiry about this option please send us an email to trevor@computingatschools.ie or contact us on 087-6873933.

Booking Links at bottom of page.

Day 1 Phase 1 – Introduction to Computer Sciences and How to teach CS through Scratch – June 10th

  1. Implement computing and coding in their classroom.
  2. For those that are already delivering computing and coding, this course will provide a full syllabus to allow teachers to expand their current skills portfolio.

What will be covered?

  • Presentation (Overview of Workshop)
  • Resources – YouTube for Education & Educational Website Usage.
  • How to keep your Laptops and PC clean and safe.
  • Anti-Virus SW, Updates, Disk Clean-up, What are the elements of your laptop.
  • Discuss ‘Short Course Coding – Specification for Junior Cycle’
  • Discuss how to align material with department specification requirements.
  • Computing – OS, HW, & SW. Computing and Coding through CS Unplugged (Paper Exercises).
  • JC Short Coding Course – Roadmap, resources and walkthrough.
      • Binary
      • Encryption
      • Exercise
  • Coding through Scratch – Practicals
  • Introduction to HTML & CSS (Overview)
  • Introduction to Python. (Overview)

Day 2 Phase 2 – An Introduction to HTML & CSS Post-Primary Workshop – June 11th 

  1. Implement HTML & CSS in their classroom.
  2. For those that are already delivering HTML & CSS, this course will provide a full syllabus to allow teachers to expand their current skills portfolio.

What will be covered?

  • How to use Notepad++, Sublime Text 3 & Trinket.
  • Understanding how websites work.
  • Understanding the difference between The Internet & The Web.
  • File Transfer Protocol (FTP), what is it? what does it do?
  • Introduction to HTML & CSS.
  • Developing Web pages.
  • Syllabus navigation & exploration.
  • Exploring useful HTML & CSS websites.
  • JC Short Coding Course – Roadmap, resources and walkthrough.

Phase 3 – An Introduction to Python Programming Post-Primary Workshop – June 12th 

  1. Implement Python in their classroom.
  2. For those that are already delivering Python, this course will provide a full syllabus to allow teachers to expand their current skills portfolio.

What will be covered?

  • How to use Python IDLE & Interface & Environment.
  • Using Turtle Graphics.
  • Understanding Variables & Numbers.
  • Loops. While, Repeat (For) & Nested.
  • Conditions & Boolean Logic.
  • Functions.
  • JC Short Coding Course – Roadmap, resources and walkthrough.

 

June 10th to 12th – 3 Day Ticket – Booking Link – Click Here

June 10th – Strand 1 – Single Day Ticket – Booking Link – Click Here

June 11th – Strand 2 – Single Day Ticket – Booking Link – Click Here

June 12th – Strand 3 – Single Day Ticket – Booking Link – Click Here

 

To get the most from the workshop you will need to download the following programmes onto your laptop:

Scratch 2.0 Offline, Notepad++ & Python all are available free from HERE

With each strand, schools receive over 60 hours of resource material. For each strand we need 4.5 hours with staff

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